Posts with the tag “suffering”
Your Goal in Suffering
by Brent Osterberg on July 15th, 2020
I have never met someone who enjoys trials. Yes, many believers enjoy the spiritual maturity and deeper relationship with God that come as a result of trials, but I have not met one that enjoys the trial itself. When trial strikes, we all desire escape to one degree or another. This can be seen in the way that many of us pray in trials. In desperation we plead with God to make it all stop with lit...
Comfort: Don't Keep it to Yourself
by Brent Osterberg on July 14th, 2020
In our suffering, we can often respond with much self-focus. If you’re like me when you get sick, you find it challenging to think about much else beyond, “Wow…I feel crummy and I don’t want to feel this way anymore.” When life hurts, you have likely asked one or more of these questions: “Why?” “Why me?” “When will it all stop?” “What do I have to do to get out of these circumstances?” “Why does ...
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